Guerneville bridge over Russian River

Guerneville

Charmingly rustic, the town of Guerneville (pop. 4,534) mixes towering redwoods, cool river waters, laid-back attitudes, and Sonoma Wine Country delights in a pleasing blend that makes it a popular destination, as well as an established gay vacation resort.

Guerneville has always been a vacation getaway for San Franciscans — by train in the 1870s to the 1930s, and by car through the 1950s. In the 1970s it became a welcoming resort area for Bay Area gay men and lesbians.

Today, visitors stay in cozy cabins, uniquely rustic resorts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other lodgings. They can choose to eat at trendy restaurants, food stands, or hip cafes reminiscent of the flower-power era.

And with more than 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wine tasting in the cool-climate Russian River Valley wine region is definitely a must for wine lovers.

With canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, umbrellas, and beach chairs available for rent, Johnson's Beach provides the main river access in downtown Guerneville, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Visit the awe-inspiring, 805-acre Armstrong  Redwoods State Natural Reserve, two miles north of Guerneville's Main Street. Walk among the serene, majestic beauty of California coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest living things. It can be a transforming experience.

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Updated Classic Vacation Home, Seasonal Swimming Pool (May-Sept only, unheated) with Cabana, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Loungers, Fenced Yard, Gas Grill, Outdoor Dining. Pellet Stove, Air Conditioner, 3 TV's.…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Warm, Charming Traditional Riverfront Cabin, Blend of Contemporary Decor and Antique Touches, Woodstove, Landscaped Yard, Hot Tub on Private Deck, Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

All You See is Redwoods from this Beautifully Furnished, Secluded Cabin, Stone Fireplace with Insert, Hot Tub, Outdoor Shower, Seasonal Hammock, Large, Sunny Deck; Walk to River Beach; Short Drive to…

Tipsy Timbers Russian River Retreat Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Located 2 miles from Guerneville, Tipsy Timbers is a private retreat with a 2 bed, 2 bath house & a 1 bed, 1 bath cottage, with fireplaces, outdoor dining, hot tub, heated saltwater pool & large pool…

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4800 Rio Nido Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park is 3.18 acres including a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, barbecues, portable restroom, and a tennis court. It is also the location of the dog park and…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Charming Riverfront Cabin amongst Redwoods, Dining Decks with River View, Firepit, Grassy Yard, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock and Boats. Authentic Pine Interior, Updated Bath, Antique Wedgewood Stove, Art…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Spacious, Contemporary Riverfront Home, River Views, Private 1/3 Acre, Gas Fireplace, Central Heat, Riverfront Dining Deck, *Seasonal Neighborhood Beach & Boats; Short Drive to Town, Golf, Wine…